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Today's Update


There's good economic news today from federal number crunchers who say unemployment in the U.S. is at a 48-year low. That same report says millions of new jobs have been created here during the last eight years -- 250,000 of them in October. One economist says this most recent government labor report shows "the best labor environment in over a decade."


Reports this afternoon say 1,000 U.S. troops have been deployed to border areas in Texas, California, and Arizona -- where members of the so-called "migrant caravans" may soon arrive from Mexico. Nearly 7,000 Central Americans are traveling -- mostly on foot -- towards the U.S. Twelve -- all from Honduras -- have now filed a class-action, civil lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others. Their lawyers say Trump's immigration plan is "shockingly unconstitutional." Plenty of debate.


Celebrity moms are just like us -- fielding their kids' demands on Halloween. Take Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna in Disney's "Frozen." For the second Halloween in a row, one of Bell's daughters wanted to go twinning as Anna's sister, Elsa. Bell decided to "let it go" and do what the little lady said. We're sure it was good for a laugh (or "Olaf")! See for yourself... MORE


The iconic music behind the classic holiday story of "The Nutcracker" is officially dancing in our heads. Take all that nostalgia, throw in a superstar cast including Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren -- and you have a fantastic family film in "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms." And on the topic of good tunes, fellow filmgoers will be shushing each other left and right at "Bohemian Rhapsody," which chronicles the unforgettable music of Queen. Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango?



It's a statistic we'd all like to change: about a third of parents with children on the autism spectrum say they've been excluded from activities, parties and other events. Below, one mom -- whose adult brother has autism -- believes it's not always intentional. She offers tips on how you and your children can be more inclusive. And why it could be the start of a beautiful friendship.


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